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"We protect animals well": A structural approach to abusive conduct within circus schools
Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2021 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 80 credits / 120 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This master thesis investigates abusive conduct in circus schools. Focus is put on the management level in order to achieve and provide knowledge of measures and attitudes related to prevention. The theoretical framework for the thesis is built on understanding knowledge as situated and the creation of normative borders producing ways for practitioners of identifying with artistic disciplines. Moreover, the thesis takes a structural understanding of abusive conduct. Stating the lack of research within circus schools, the thesis builds upon a research background relying on sports and academia as fields of reference. Research from these related fields are argued to help artistic education such as circus schools to make up for lost time. The data of this thesis comes from a survey conducted within a global federation of professional circus schools, FEDEC, and the results were thematically analyzed in eight categories. The results reflect circus schools as mainly willing actors against abusive conduct. However, the survey also shows a discipline that is in need of deeper knowledge in order to better apply policies and effectively prevent abuse. The respondents show varying degrees of uncertainty regarding policies and in certain cases refer to direct unwillingness to engage with designated safeguarding procedures, attitudes that must be seen as incompatible with management of any artistic school. In conclusion, this thesis argues that circus (and indeed other artistic) schools are in need of better knowledge and further research in order to better account for transparency, active leadership and bystanding dynamics within the specific social fields of the respective disciplines. Finally it is suggested that further research into identifying and naming problems related to cultures of abuse may help circus schools and other social actors within Circus to put these questions on the agenda.

Abstract [fr]

Ce mémoire de Master étudie les comportements violents au sein des écoles du cirque. Il se concentre sur le rôle de la direction des écoles, dans le but de procurer les connaissances nécessaires à l’application des mesures et des attitudes relatives à la prévention. Le cadre théorique de ce mémoire s’appuie sur les concepts de “savoir situé” et de “frontières normatives”, permettant aux professionnel-le-s de s’identifier eux-mêmes et elles-mêmes aux disciplines artistiques. Ce mémoire inclut par ailleurs une analyse structurelle des comportements violents. Ayant constaté le peu d’observations effectuées au sein des écoles du cirque, il s’appuie sur des recherches ayant comme terrains de référence le sport et le milieu universitaire. La recherche issue de ces domaines connexes est utilisée pour permettre au secteur de l’éducation artistique, dont les écoles du cirque, de rattraper le temps perdu. Les données reprises dans ce mémoire proviennent d’une enquête menée au sein de la fédération mondiale des écoles du cirque, la FEDEC, et l’analyse des résultats est répartie en huit thématiques distinctes. Les résultats montrent que les écoles de cirque sont pour la plupart disposées à lutter contre les comportements violents. Cependant, l’enquête pointe également que la discipline requiert des connaissances plus approfondies pour pouvoir appliquer au mieux les règles en vigueur et empêcher efficacement les violences. Les répondant-e-s montrent des degrés divers de scepticisme concernant ces règles et, dans certains cas, une réticence directe à appliquer des mesures de protection spécifiques ; attitudes qui doivent être considérées comme incompatibles avec la gestion de toute école artistique. Enfin, il est suggéré que des recherches supplémentaires sur l’identification et la désignation des problèmes liés à la culture de la violence pourraient aider les écoles du cirque et d’autres acteurs sociaux au sein du monde du cirque à mettre ces questions à l’ordre du jour.

En conclusion, ce mémoire soutient que les écoles de cirque (et bien d'autres établissements d’enseignement artistique) ont besoin de meilleures connaissances et de recherches plus approfondies afin de mieux rendre compte de la transparence, du leadership actif et des dynamiques d'observation au sein des domaines sociaux spécifiques des disciplines respectives.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2021.
Keywords [en]
Abusive conduct, Sexual harassment, Moral harassment, Circus Schools, Artistic Education, Structural approach, Bystanders, Management.
Keywords [fr]
Comportements violents, Comportements abusifs, Harcèlement sexuel, Harcèlement moral, Éducation artistique, École du cirque, Approche structurelle, Entourage, Direction.
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-177596ISRN: LIU-TEMA G/GSIC3-A—21/005-SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-177596DiVA, id: diva2:1575308
Subject / course
Gender Studies - Intersectionality and Change, Two Year
Presentation
2021-06-11, 15:00
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The English version was examinated 2021-06-11 and published 2021-07-01. The thesis was translated into French by the author. The translation was published 2022-03-31.

Available from: 2021-07-01 Created: 2021-06-29 Last updated: 2022-03-31Bibliographically approved

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